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The Best Beauty Looks from the Fall 2011 Couture Shows

Another couture season is behind us, leaving in its wake more Dior rumors, a rare Alaia show, and lots of strange hair accessories. It was a gorgeous week for beauty, though. If nails were less-than-spectacular--we're moving towards a more ladylike manicure, perhaps--the eyes were artful and strong. Lips were mostly neutral with a few notable exceptions. And hair ran the gamut from punky to slick to softly romantic. Click through to see the best beauty looks from the Paris Fall 2011 couture shows. *Photos: Imaxtree

Another couture season is behind us, leaving in its wake more

Best Purple Lip: OK, so Stephane Rolland didn't really have any competition in this category, but there's something completely mesmerizing about the deep violet lips he gave his models. (Last couture season

Best Use of Feathers/Best Matchy-Matchy Nail Polish: Alexis Mabille wins these categories hands down, though he definitely had some competition in the first one. We think we'll see the

Best Artfully Lined Eye:

Best Eyelid Bedazzling/Best Barbie Hair: Dior made a lot of statements on the runway this season, not all of them great. However, you have to admire Pat McGrath's makeup genius. Also, we feel sort of bad for making fun of SJP a few months ago for sporting

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Best Medieval Princess Hair: Valentino wins this one hands down. From the soft braided buns to the hair jewelry, this look is just plain pretty.

Best Tough/Pretty Look: We loved Chanel's messy hair and dark punky eye combined with the lace and feathers.

Best Soft Eye Perfection. Armani Prive's eye is to die for.

Best Look You Can Actually Wear in Real Life: Elie Saab goes natural with dewy skin, a neutral lip, and soft hair.